Cappucino (Venezia 176)

In complete contrast to the extravagance of San Moise is Santa Maria dei Redentore (St Mary of the Redeemer) though it was built just a few years beforehand.  I might have walked past this building in Cannaregio without realising it was a church had it not been for the large wooden cross displayed outside.  (Unusual for a Catholic cross to have no crucified Christ on it).

This was the church of a large Capuchin convent that stretched from this canalside spot to the lagoon in the north for two hundred years, yet it is such a modest structure, especially when compared to San Moise.  The former convent buildings were demolished early in the twentieth century to make room for a school development.

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